Telomeres and telomerases. Academic Article uri icon


  • The ends of eukaryotic chromosomes are defined by specialized nucleoprotein complexes called telomeres. Telomeres impart stability to the genome and are of general interest due to their unique structure and unconventional mode of synthesis. Recent work has identified new components of the telomere complex and expanded our understanding of the role of terminal structures in maintaining cell viability.

published proceedings

  • Curr Opin Genet Dev

author list (cited authors)

  • Shippen, D. E.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Shippen, DE

publication date

  • October 1993